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Top 10 Reasons to Book with OTR

Privacy Privacy is what we do best. Whether you are looking for a place to have a quiet meeting with colleagues or clients, a confidential meeting outside of your office, or you’re an independent contractor trying to land your next client, we provide you with a quiet... read more

Proofread for Precision

Proofread for Precision Not all court reporting services are created equal. A critical step in rendering a transcript useful, is to have the transcript proofread – if the transcript doesn’t make cents sense, the record of one’s examination or arbitration, etc., will... read more

Stenography vs. Voice Reporting

Guest Post: Stenography vs. Voice Reporting by Whitney Joy Smith In order to make the decision between stenography and voice reporting, a deeper understanding of how the two work is necessary. Although their objective is the same, the method is quite different. The... read more

Considering a Career as a Court Reporter?

Considering a Career as a Court Reporter? The market is ripe for a new generation of court reporters and the prospects for one’s income, career advancement, and reliable employment in an engaging field provide a strong incentive to be part of it. In the following,... read more

The Roving Court Reporter?

Why not! While a court reporter’s office, such as On The Record Court Reporting, provides a neutral space to conduct an examination, why not have the reporter come to you? At On The Record, we frequently send our reporters all over Southern Ontario to take the record.... read more

The Art of Listening

“I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” – Robert McCloskey There is a standard phrase said by most lawyers before an examination begins. It goes something like... read more

Why Are Transcripts So Expensive? Is It Worth It?

You could hit “record” on your smartphone and make a recording. Isn’t that all the court reporter is doing? No. It isn’t. When you attend an examination with a court reporter and order a transcript, you are paying for more than just the paper it is printed on. You are... read more

Why You Need a Court Reporter In Durham Region

When faced with the prospect of obtaining and paying for court reporting services, the question that may come to mind is, “do I really need a court reporter, wouldn’t my own notes be enough?” The short answer to these questions are, “Yes you do, and no they would not... read more